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RMIT English Worldwide

All applications must be submitted with an English proficiency test result, unless the student has studied at an institution where English is the medium of instruction.

When English Language Intensive Courses for Overseas Students (ELICOS) programs are required for entry into a program, the number of weeks of ELICOS study is determined by RMIT (based on IELTS, TOEFL score) and/or RMIT English Worldwide (REW) based on a Placement Test.

See entry requirements for full details.

If the student does not have proof of English proficiency, they must undertake the REW Placement Test. The test ensures that the student’s level of English is correctly assessed and that the student is offered the correct duration of English study.

RMIT English Worldwide (REW) will be running the placement test remotely using Collaborate Ultra & the Oxford Online Placement Test (OOPT), which we believe will better cater to our prospective students’ needs. The test will cover listening, grammar, vocabulary, writing and speaking.

To sit this test, candidates are required to have a reliable internet connection, a computer (desktop or laptop), Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox browser installed, a headset, microphone and web camera. Before applying for the placement test, please ensure that all will be available for the candidate.  

All placement test bookings (onshore and offshore students) can be submitted directly to RMIT English Worldwide (REW)

Once a test booking has been made, the candidate will receive important information about the test, and instructions on how to log in via the candidate’s personal email address. It is essential to provide REW with the candidate’s personal email address so they can access the test. 

To book the OOPT placement test, please email REW directly to secure a spot.

Staff will reply with a request to submit the following: 

  • Application form 
  • Copy of candidate’s passport 
  • Expected test date 
  • Candidate’s personal email address for further communication 
  • Confirmation of required setup (internet, suitable browser, headset, microphone and web camera).

At present, the placement test will run Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 1:30pm (AEST), with the exception of selected Fridays and the first day of each intake, when the placement tests are reserved for commencing students. Availability will be reviewed regularly in order to cater for demand.

RMIT English Worldwide (REW) offers free English for Academic English Demonstration Classes.

Students can take part in a live lesson with an RMIT English Worldwide educator. All lessons will be student-centred and feature RMIT English Worldwide's communicative approach to learning, along with opportunities for individualised feedback.

Session times:

  • Thursdays 3:00pm (AEST): Intermediate and upper-intermediate
  • Fridays 3:00pm (AEST): Advanced and advanced plus

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Last update: 21 September 2020

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